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Childcare - Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship at Springboard Bromley

Course description

Ever thought about a career in Childcare? Are you caring and committed to providing care and a safe environment for children? Can you be patient, but firm and consistent? Are you a good communicator? Would you enjoy working closely with parents? Then a career in Childcare may be for you! You could work in a nursery or crèche, in a school supporting teachers, or in a after-school and holiday club. To work in Childcare you will need to undertake a CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check. We offer Apprenticeships and Advanced Apprenticeship in Child Care. If you are aged 16-24 you will not have to pay for your training – it is government funded. Apprenticeships are all about gaining skills and expertise whilst doing the job To complete an Apprenticeship you will need to be employed in a work placement that relates to the qualification you are studying. You will be paid a salary by your employer for the duration of your Apprenticeship. In some instances you may be able to start working towards some of the qualifications for your Apprenticeship without being employed. If this is the case you may be entitled to claim EMA (Education Maintenance Allowance). You can obtain an application pack for EMA by calling 080 121 8989 or by going to the EMA website at You will attend Springboard Bromley for regular training days. Your Training Advisor will agree your particular pattern of attendance with you. Childcare Apprenticeships (NVQ Level 2) may take between 12-15 months. Advanced Apprenticeships (NVQ Level 3) typically take up to 24 months. During your Apprenticeship you will complete an NVQ (Level 2 or 3), Key Skills and a Technical Certificate. Here's what one of our Apprentices had to say about their course: Jerome, 22, says, "The trainers at Springboard Bromley are always willing to help you - they have given me 100% support. My placement made me feel very welcome and everyone treated me like a colleague right from the start - there was no discrimination because I'm a lad. I started my training with the original idea of getting into youth work at some point. It has always been my aim to help get kids off the streets, and to help them do something positive and constructive. But within 6 months of starting my training my placement offered me permanent employment, so I'm going to remain here for the near future!"

Entry requirements

Literacy and Numeracy Assessment at interview. You will need to be able to work at a Level 1 standard. To work in Childcare you will need to undertake a CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check.

Future opportunities

You could work in a nursery or pre-school or move into nursing or youth work.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Springboard Bromley directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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